The undisclosed 3rd Macondo well reported as finally sealed in Sept 2010 was drilled without a permit which is illegal. It is this well that was connected to DWH that had the blowout.
Nearby Well A and Well B, which had MMS permits, had to be abandoned and capped earlier than the blowout due to geohazard risks.
Congressional Records, MMS records and BP testimony omit the existence of a 3rd well and official public statements asserted there was only one well—the one that was reportedly capped.
Evidently, BP tried to cover up the fact of 3 wells by calling them “3 leaks” in the fallen riser.
The original blowout, killing 11 people that occurred on the 20th of April did not result in oil leaking from the well. And yet, no one has questioned, or required an explanation for the additional unexplained explosions that triggered the release of oil into the Gulf—oil that did not begin flowing until the 22nd of April. Per Geohazard expert BK Lim, the only way that a 5-story high and multi-ton’d BOP could have been thrown over 70 feet away from its original position is if detonation of large magnitude was deliberately set.
Industry experts speculate that a small nuclear device was placed at the bottom of the well at 18,000 ft in a last ditch effort to stop the flow. But instead, this produced an even more dangerous environment of fractures, faults and fissures that can never be capped.
A FINAL WORD FOR EARTH DAY:
“The simplistic and geologically unrealistic aim of plugging a single tubular hole in a solid mass of rocks is as unreal and unstable as a “sand castle on the beach”. After months of spewing a corrosive mix of gas, oil and brine into the fragile faulted Gulf Salt-Geology, even the most optimistic geologists would come to the grim conclusion that the 18,300 ft well is no longer the only vertical conduit out of the reservoir. In all probability, a complex multi-pathway monster (more akin to the mythical multi-headed Hydra that Heracles tried to slay) has developed in its place. As said many times before, there is simply no way to plug the genie back into the bottle”. BK Lim Geohazard Expert
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